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Diary, Vol. I

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Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891
Subject:
Avery, Samuel Putnam
Gifford, Sanford Robinson
Hubbard, Richard William
Johnson, Eastman
McEntee, Gertrude
McEntee, Jervis
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Type:
Writings
Place:
Washington, D.C.
Date:
1872 May 10-1874 Nov. 20
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Diary : 1 v. : handwritten ; 21 x 18 cm.
Summary:
The first of the five volumes that make up the diaries of Jervis McEntee. He writes about the New York City art community, with his friends Henry Blackburn (art writer and editor of London Society and Academy Notes), Edwin Booth (actor), William Bryant (poet and editor), Frederick E. Church (his teacher), Sanford Gifford, Eastman Johnson, John F. Kensett, Frederick Law Olmstead (landscape architect), Bayard Taylor (writer for the New York Tribune and author), Launt Thompson, John Q.A. Ward, John F. Weir, and Worthington Whittredge. He includes visits to artists' studios and social engagements such as concerts, theater, dinner parties, and lectures in the company of his friends or with his wife, Gertrude. He describes numerous sketching trips in the Catskills and the Maine woods with fellow artists and their involvement with the Century Club and the National Academy's Council. McEntee also describes his work, family life, transactions of paintings, and continuous financial troubles.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Concerts
Finances, Personal
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)439
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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